WAD CO ^ggSSSSft NEWS fiUME OF *E^ "77ie Paper" connecting all Whiting tip Davis interests. Volume 3 Plainville, Mass., November 2, 1922 Number 22 This Picture Shows the Beautiful Interior of the John Wanamakek Stork, Philadelphia, Pa., also the Je\yeU\v Dept. where \V. & D. Mesh Bags are Prominently Displayed iu Handsome Cases. Tliis truly wouilerf-ul store employs (iO'OO people. If You Were a Little Gir'. Whdt Christmas '22 May Mean to Many Tiny Tots Suppose you were a little girl and on Christmas morn you slid noise- lessly out of bed, tiptoed softly to the room where Santa Claus had been so busy the eve before, and pulled from its stocking hiding place a gleaming, silken-textured mesh bag, just the size and style and everything that proclaimed it to be for a little girl like you — made just like moth- er's, but all your very own. Would- n't dolls and dishes, baby carriages and books be forgotten as you fond- led the glittering gem that marked, perhaps, your first step "towards a ' ' grown-up-lady ' ' ? Well, that's just what Santa Claus has ordered from the Whitine & Dav- is Co., Plainville, Norfolk Co", Mass. for Christmas, 1922. A mesh bag for tiny tots! And made for all little girls. Bags in sterling and gold for those fortunate misses whose fathers have lost their hair and digestions getting rich. And for other little girls whose fathers voted for Brvan and the full dinner pail, bags of plated mesh that cost less, but are just as dear to the diminutive dam- sels., Of course Santa Claus placed his order long ago with very exacting Cont'd on pave 2 Col, 1 "fly Rosary" Whiting Chain Co. Adds Notable Novelty to Its Line rewelry novelties are likely to -fjhs combine with the advantage of rapid and volume sale, the disadvan- tage of short-lived popularity. An idea which the Whiting Chain Company has just announced is one of the few novelties ever marketed in the jewelry line lacking this disad- vantage of transient popularity. The idea is a rosary set— a dainty, diminutive mesh bag, round in shape, holding a set of prayer beads. The circular top of the bag is arranged as a coin container capable of holding three dimes. A ring in the chain "handle makes for convenient carry- ing. The rosary sets are made in sterl- ing, green and white gold plate and silver plated finish ; the entire set, bag and prayer beads, in these finishes. Both "Whiting" soldered or unsoldered meshes are used. The beauty of the sets is not their least charm to every woman whose religion makes prayer beads an es- sential. The convenient, practical aspect is a decided asset, A rosary, alone, is frequently lost, and it is apt to l>e at best a difficult thing to carry. With its safely enclosed beads, the rosary set, scarcely two inches in Cont'd on I'jtere 2 Col 2 Bag Topics Catalog § Broadside sent out. Selling better Quality Bags. Two more of them! ».. r Up to Employees. By Harry B. Bo wan • The new Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag catalogue upon -which much time and money has been spent to enhance its appeal, is being. sent out to the 1 Trade. * . * ^ Nine 1 ' ousand, copies of a Broad- side are being sent out to the trafae showing our Najs^a^q^dver t is i ng. General approva£m?<i ween expressed for its artistic and ,Je4* competing conception. * * jf Soldered mesh bages are selling well. This may be ascribed to the demand for holiday presents. Then again, in the Fall season the better goods always sell. The new Tariff undoubtedly has also helped and has given more general employment. # # # Two more manufacturers of mesh have admitted their infringing on Basic patents held by the Whiting & Davis Co., and have come to an agreement. # # * Dick Berkeley and Sam Kenyon inspected the J. & P. Coats Recrea- ' Hon building and obtained much in- formation that should be of value in the running of our jn*-W recreation 1 lilding. Dick is in communication with several concerns relative to the way their recreation buildings are .conducted. This is a subject the Wadco is pleased to receive sugges- tions on. In this way all may dis- cuss the vital subject of administra- tion and get their ideas across. The present is a most opportune time for employees to get together to discuss ways and means of perfecting an organization to have charge of the new recreation building which is rapidlv nearing completion. It is Mr. Whiting's wishes that the ad- ministration of the buildmg shall rest in the hands of the employees. ■f He that cannot obey niierl ■ — "FY or, p' i: *\ cannot coin WADCO NEWS Wadco News Pi blished Skmi-Monthly by Employees of Whiting it Davie Co. Plainville, Mass. Edituk . . II. B. Rowan jlssociate Editors Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory Phoebe Ilavey Sol'd Mesh Dept. Rita Abrains Unsol'd Mesh Dept. Dick Barton Mesh Dept. Ted Peterson Stamp Dept. Erwio Sylvia Tool Dept. Prank Brown Bench Dept. COMMERCIAL PRESS-PRINTERS Cont'd from Page 1 Col. 1 inst ructions as to the way the new children's mesh bags must be made — the same careful workmanship, the same superior materials, the same re- gard for the Whiting & Davis quali- ty traditions that have made our regular line of mesh bags everywhere famous. And we have been working quietly away on Santa Clans 's order until we were ready to tell the world that we have succeeded. We have. Sam- ples sent to Holiday Headquarters — somewhere near the north Pole, we believe, (ask the Shipping Depart- ment) came back with "0. K. Santa Clans" and we speeded up produc- tion on what is probably, next to a doll that walks, the dearest gift ever devised for a little maid. And because, of course, Santa Claus • could never carry all the miniature mesh bags he will need to distribute, all over the wor'd. we have advertised them in all the trade papers so that dealers in every place where Santa gets his stocks will have them on hand. And. too. we've told about them in all the magazines that mothers and fathers read, ten million homes, forty million readers, so tliat they may get their orders to Santa Claus early for bine, or brown, or grey eyed little misses who will slide out of bed ever so early and so noiselessly on next Christinas morn, tiptoe softly to the room where San- ta Clans has been so busy the eve be- fore and pull from its stocking hid- ing place a gleaming, glittering sPk- en-textured mesh bag — -all her very own. Dolls and dishes and baby car- riages and books wiil be as yesterday. And in those marvellous childish eyes, in that tense hug of her treas- ure to childish breast, many a father and toother will find the heisrht of happiness of ojy'ma to those who ap- preciate most — their children. The Wadco Ad Man. Cont'd from Page 1 Cul. 2 depth and an inch in diameter, swings gracefully, securely and con- veniently from the finger, or it may be attached to or carried inside a mesh bag. vanity case or hand bag. The practical nature of this "novelty" is best evidenced, how- ever, by the exceptional demand which has developed for it since its introduction. Several stores originally placing small orders have reordered in gen- erous quantities, and one well known department store has reordered three times in three weeks. Although classed as a jewelry novelty, the rosary set has rather much of the character of a necessity, because of the religious character of the product. Prayer beads are a necessity to all devotees of the Catho- lic religion and this new safe and convenient method of carrying them will be deemed equally necessary by thousands of women and little girls. Not only is immediate sale of "My Rosary" sets assured, but the idea has all the qualifications of enduring sales success. The Wadco Ad Man. Note: Look for the Ad Man's talk in each issue of the Wadco News. He will have something interesting to tell you. B. S. Forbes says the greatest money making machinery in the world weighs only a few ounces, and thank the Lord it has been gifted to us all. It is the human brain. But like all machinery il has to be oper- ated to yield results. EDUCATION IN THE FIF- TEENTH CENTURY In the fifteenth century, one of the principal modes of education in use was for children to reside in the houses of Bishops and the Nobility, where they were instructed in learit- ing in return for services rendered to their masters. METAL PRICES— OCT. 24. 1022 Antimony, 6% to 7c. Copper Electrolvtic, Spot 137/ 8 to 14c. Lead. Spot $6.50 to $6.85. Bar Silver, Domestic, 99 1 4c Bar Silver. Foreign, 67 5 /£c. Tin, Snot 35%c. Zinc, 7c. .MANAGER COOK GIVES AD- DRESS ON MESH BAG MAN- l r ACTURE TO SHER- BROOKE ROTARIANS. Mr. Lawrence Cook, Canadian Branch Manager of Whiting & Davis Co.. on October 17th, at tne Magog House delivered an address before the Sherbrooke Canadian Rotarians on the manufacture of mesh bags, going into the details and passing out among those present, for examin- ation, some of the latest styles in- cluding "Sunset" Bags. Among other things he said the Canadian Branch was started in May, 1914, to handle Canadian and export busi- ness. Export business falling off, the output has been confined entirely to the Dominion. He told how the Branch was ar- ranged and managed on the same plans and principle as the main fac tory. At the conclusion of his re- marks Mr. Cook passed around sam- ples of the local product showing different patterns and colors. The "Sunset" bag of several col- ors attracted particular attention especially so when it was explained the colors were due to t'^e wire be- ing made of different material and alloys. Mr. Cook was voted a hearty vote of thanks for his interesting address which enabled many Rotarians to ob- tain a further idea of the important manufactures which are beine put up by concerns in the city of Sher- brooke. We are pleased to show this picture of lUsstLL Douglas McMili.ian son of Samuel McMillian. Colorer, Canadian Branch. John Killion is at home sick, suf- fering from a stomach disorder. Cotton prices are jumping up. an- proximately $15.00 a bale since Oc- tober 2nd. 23%C is quoted for De- ceml'cr cotton. Increase is largely due to optimistic Dry Goods advices. WADCO NEWS HINTS TO HUNTERS Showing New "Six Unit Mesh Machine" Used in Making "Sunset Mesh" Which ('manges Automatically Feom One Colok to Another. DEPARTMENT STORE PEOPLE INTERESTED. Mr. Charles A. Whiting was an invited guest and speaker at the Ban- quet of Executives and Employees of the jewelry and kindred line de- partments of Filene's Department Store, Boston, on Tuesday evening, October 24th. He gave an interest- ing talk for an hour on the manufac- ture and growth of the mesh bag in- dustry. OURS IS STRICTLY AN AMA- TEUR TEAM There are reports of tampering with the suit case belonging to our friend Victor. Rumor has it that, — Oh ! we blush to say it — But — pa- jamas were conspicuous by their ab- sence. Everett Davis spent Oct. 2°th at the Fed Men's Convention, Fall Riv- er. He went as a delegate frcm the local lodge. A crowd of girls from the snir d department attended the masquerade dance Hallowe'en evening at the Town Hall. Edith Hartman is undecided in her choice, whether it is to be a gen- tleman from Woonsocket or William M. Come Edith let us know, as we are interested, you know. The Fditor seems to think it would be in line to say something in this is- sue about football, and as I have no very good news as far as a winning team is concerned, I'll tell you what we are up against in our next game and probably you may bear with us. The Taft Foot Ball Club is our next opponent. They have nine players out of the eleven that have up to this year signed professional contracts. This year they have signed up on Amateur contracts, consequently haven't lost a game this season, but as the old saying goes, "Murder will out" and we have been on the receiv- ing end, but thev haven't finished the job yet. Where there is life there is hope. J. Whittaker. Louise McKeon entertained the Plaeetso Club and office friends at a Hallowe'en Party on Tuesdav even- ing. The costumes occasioned great merriment, and after unmasking a buffet lunch was served and dancing and games enjoyed. We have in the unsoldered De- partment a new comer, Miss Grace Normand. She is one of our new cutters. Helen rather enjoyed a ride to Woonsocket the other night in a Hudson Limousine. Who is he Helen? Some class, we'll say. Is it Scrubby? By Ted Peterson. I have found that old hunters do not usually take my hints except with some such remark as "How-d'- ya-git-that-way ? " or "Have you just got onto that?" or else burst out in loud, hoarse laughter, and leave the room. "Hunting" signifies the art or procedure of finding some one, body or thing, that is lost, strayed or stol- en. At this time of the year most men who term themselves Hunters, are scouring the woods, marshes and fields in quest of the almost extinct wild life. There's one satisfaction tho, the hunting gets better each year as the game gets scarcer. The first thing the amateur Hun- ter must do, is to buy himself a prop- er hunting outfit which consists roughly, of fire arms, explosives, cut- lery, clothing and several other ar- ticles too numerous to mention, and a dog. The most essential tho, is a gun. There are several kinds of guns, Grease-guns, Squirt-guns, Pump-guns, Air-guns, D<ouble-guns, Single-guns, Long-guns, Shot-guns, Good-guns, Bad-guns, Great-guns, Pop-guns and Son-a-guns. My advice is to get a shot-gun, 10 gauge (the state prohibits anything larger, or I'd suggest a 4 or 6 gauge) with 32 or 36 inch barrels, weighing about 15 lbs. The reason for a piece of ar- tillery this size, is, after you have toted it around all day and found nothing to shoot at, that when you wake up the next morning no one will have to tell you that you were hunt- ing yesterday. Make sure you get a gun that fits you, drop, balance and feel. A good gun will last a hunter many years. I knew a man once who had a gun for which he onlv paid $1.50, but which lasted his lifetime. The first time he fired it, it exploded and killed him. I have a $2.00 gun which was presented to me in 1906 and is still in good condition. This is partly due to the care I have taken of it. and partly because I don't dare fire it. (To be continued.) Arthur Sherman of Wrentham has entered the unsoldered depart- ment to operate the new cutting ma- chine for fringe. Sam Harker and Al Larson found it necessary to visit the factory nurse last week. Both had steel splinters in their eyes which were re- moved. WADCO NEWS PI ' 1 1" Vr ~ £ '~ S *^F*J& Hilda Kriegle has joined the De- partment A, circle of employees. She will work on samples and mesh de- velopment work. PAINTERS ALL WHO BRO KE TH E CHAIR? rj NS OLDERED DEPT. EMPLOYEES (R)uthlesa and carefree the party began E veryone silent, silent as clams, i T hen all of a sudden and with a slight ring, ( A n odd thing happened to the chair with a spring. (A)nd all around, no one knew, B lut whoever did it, must 'a' flew; K etnrning from passing the candy and cake, j ett to Right — Lottie Moore, Annie A T last, a chair, now I can take. Connelly, Louise Knegle ana I M lercy me. what did I break? but— ] lK . y Thibeadau s ilence reigned and no one knew ; „ fc Machine Dept Notes And the story goes on like Dan ,_ „ ,. i i • Ar n m ,„ Many of the mesh machines are jicLirue. . ■ . , , n , running night and day. Mrs. Grace Crowley has moved in- to her new mansion between Wren- tham and City Mills. Joe Matteos of the mesh machine department has a tricky Ford. The other day it executed a somersault, ianding on all fours ; the machine was driven away without suffering any injury. John Javalackian of the mesh ma- chine department has been very sick for the last two weeks. Lena Rowland, of the joining ma- chine department has been away from work due to illness. Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont have re- turned from their wedding trip. Em- ployees wish them good luck and a happily married life. Erganian is becoming an efficient fixer on No 4 mesh machines. Sahog Ohannasian is the proud father of a baby hoy. Our best wishes to you. Sahog. Magrdah Tutillian is thinking seriously of marriage. Where is she Magrdah ? Joe Sharpe, a long time employee of the mesh machine department, has been out sick two weeks, but is re- ported convalescing. We miss you . Joe. Dick Barton attended the J. V. Ray Fire Station dedicat : on in Franklin. Saturday. October 21st. Chester Anderson has written Dick Berkeley that he is exhibiting the mesh machine in Akron, Ohio. The machine is running as smooth as a top. His next stop will be Colum- bus. Ohio. Nelson Riley and Roberta Berry have entered bonds of matrimony. Sam Lenan has purchased a camp at a summer resort near Woonsocket. He expects to have many good times next summer. Francis Joyle is another who is learning to roller skate. Left to Right — Yvonne Guay, \Taleda Precourt, Lillian Preeourt and Gloria Precourt, of Painting Dept. Suit clubs are popular in a certain department and one young lady in particular must always draw first money. Wonder w ? ho it is? Otto Newhaus has been accused of throwing a cover over his machine when the girls come around to ask for a ride. Elsie says she has received still another letter from her sailor boy who is heading Nor' Nor' East. Lillian Bryden, rumor has it, is partial to Titian hair on males. It was attempted, but not success- ful. Ask Florence Whiting. Sam Kenyon wants a piece of ground and a high priced garage for a high priced Automobile he in- tends purchasing. Fall River seems to hold his attention and has for some time. Soldered Mesh Notes Lillian, Helen and Tina went to consult a Fortune Teller last week. She told them many interesting things, among others that each would get a wedding band before the year is out. Tina Gauvin and seatmates, it is rumored, are practicing at Grand Opera. Billy Fitzpatrick and Leonard Ward were out in the Country tour- ing in Billy's "John Henry" when a cow loomed in front of the engine. Leonard was so frightened he made a hasty exit over the top of the seat and landed in a heap in the rear. Coming rather cold weather now for the girls to go over to "The Old Swimming 'Ole with Martha. Bill reports Tecumseh doing well, but would like to know what makes him cry only at night. Rose Babinea left us Saturday and returned to Worcester. YOUNG HUNTERS Ralph Hemingson, Ted Peterson and a Friend Lillian Bryden attended the C. E. Convention. The surroundings were rather "Strong." Ellen Peek is surely a charming Miss when she waves her hair. Say — Lillian — Conic on down to earth and see how it seems. Martha Pierce attended the A. & P. Ball at Rhodes, Monday evening. George Clark was hit on the nose while chopping wood one day re- cently. Silvia, our Wadco Cartoonist, while out auto-driving in Abington, was bumped into. Result — Smashed tail light and tire rim. Frank Gaddes had an unfortunate accident one rainy night last week when he ran into a wagon, injuring a child, also smashing the mud- guards and radiator of his car.